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Ultimate expects Biden to support business flying
College sports and casino trips are usually the mainstay for Ultimate Jetcharters, and its Dornier 328s and Embraer 135LRs are well-suited. Staff are crossing their fingers for a good year under the new administration.
Director of sales and marketing Eddie Moneypenny and sales VP Jeff Moneypenny.
Read this story in our February 2021 printed issue.

Ohio-headquartered Ultimate Jetcharters believes that the new administration led by president Joe Biden will be straightforward to work with. “I don’t foresee any roadblocks,” comments VP of sales Jeff Moneypenny. “Actually, coming out of the COVID-19 environment that we are all in, I actually think they are going to make things easier to promote more business. It will be interesting to see what might be done with tax incentives and additional stimulus to help our industry and the whole economy. I am confident they will try to do whatever they can to keep the economy going, and general aviation is a big part of that.”

Ultimate has operated 30-seat jets for the past 19 years, and it specialises in corporate shuttle programmes for Fortune-ranked companies. Often, companies are interested in these programmes post-merger or acquisition to provide a safe, reliable and cost-effective solution during the increased personnel movement associated with the integration process.

Ultimate has also been providing charter services to major casinos and resorts, so guests enjoy a VIP experience to and from their properties.

“This fact often surprises people, but a college team travel programme that we participate in is actually our largest client,” Moneypenny continues. “We also fly a variety of on-demand trips for companies wanting to do sales incentive trips, take groups to the Masters, Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500. We’ve also flown dozens of bands and production companies to their next venue. Any time someone wants to move 13 to 30 passengers to any event or for any purpose in the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Central America, Ultimate’s 30-seat Dornier 328 Jets and Embraer 135LRs are the best aircraft to complete that mission.”

Being a Part 135 operation, Ultimate is able to utilise FBO networks for clients. “By utilising these private airport facilities, we are able to offer all of our passengers a first-class experience from the start to the end of the trip. They get free, up close parking and do not have to deal with any obtrusive security challenges,” explains Moneypenny.

Ultimate is currently working with large corporations that are not wanting to put their employees on legacy carriers due to the larger crowds at airports and on the aircraft. Moneypenny concludes: “We are seeing more interest from that perspective of clients looking to avoid large gatherings. I think this is a theme worldwide. We are looking to come out of these current challenges hopefully much stronger and to be around for at least another 37 years.”

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